The inadequate traffic construction of the rural areas in India requires cars of the rough side. Other fancy and mild cars might find it hard to survive in the consistently bad road situation. The rural folks, therefore, are much affectionate toward rugged cars which are more durable and resilient in such a condition. On the following part, IndianAuto will give you some suggestions of the toughest off-roaders in India which are priced under 10 lakh.
You might never catch the sign of the Bolero inside the cities, but when traveling to the rural part, you will know how strong the name is. It has always topped as a best-selling car in the country area. Despite being equipped with modest feature package, the Bolero still fulfills all the requirements for a country-coasting car. The clear ground stance and body-on-frame structure make the car desirable for bad-patch road drives. On the top of that, this car is undoubtedly reliable and durable. The owners of the Bolero would most likely to find its low cost of maintenance one of the most appealing things about this car.
How the Bolero handles an offroad condition
There are two engine options of the Bolero: 2.5-litre and 1.5-litre diesel engine. The bigger engine comes with AWD options. The price of a Mahindra Bolero starts at 6.86 and goes up to- 8.98 Lakh.
The Thar is another legendary and true blue off-roader. Besides the ability to drive to anywhere, it also owns an impressive and rugged jeep-like look with a familiar boxy shape, just like other Indian's favorite offroaders. It comes in three variants, namely, the DI 4x2, DI 4x4 and the CRDe 4x4. The price is offered at 6.47 lakh to 9.25 Lakh.
Started in 1985, until these days, Maruti Gypsy is still going strong as one of the most favored choices for coasting in the rural area. It is also a favorite for the people in the law enforcement. The remarkable ability to deal with the rough condition and the incredible reliability are the main reasons for its popularity. One drawback of the Gypsy is its poor fuel economy. It comes into 2 options: soft top and hard top and the price is around 5.7 to 6.3 lakh.
The Duster made a debut to the Indian market back in 2012. It is a newly-launched car in comparison with other big names like the Gypsy or Thar. However, it has quickly shown its ability and to conquer the off-road car scene. Complemented by the 4WD system, a clear ground clearance of 210 mm, the high approach angles as well as the out-standing departure angles, the Duster is an absolute off-roader. Moreover, the Duster is even more appealing with a reasonable price, a good riding quality, and excellent handling. The Duster is available at the price ranging from 7.95 to 12.79 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio is relatively more expensive than most of the cars on the list. The base Scorpio is priced at 9.4 lakhs and it could go up to 16.34 lakhs. And the customers also get a richer feature list than others. The Scorpio has the ability to maneuver around the city, and at the same time, could tackle terrible road conditions.
Compared to other cars on the list, Tata Sumo Gold looks less tough and rugged. It is a good choice for a people-carrying drive with spacious space and powerful engine together with a good ground clearance. Tata Sumo Gold's 3.0-litre CR4 diesel engine is able to deliver 85PS of power and 250Nm of torque. Tata Sumo Gold’s price ranges from 7.44 Lakh to 8.87 Lakh.
Even though it doesn’t have an attractive interior and exterior, the Gurkha does have what it takes to be a competent off-road. It is able to travel to different road condition, with the help of a high ground clearance and large wheelbase. Overall, the Gurkha is well-rounded, which could deliver a decent performance. The Force Gurkha will cost you from 8.2 to 9.36 lakh.